Antler Luggage Trophy Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Antler Luggage Trophy which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 5th, March 2016 at 5:45PM. View the Antler Luggage Trophy Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 GOOD VALUE Michael Kent 14 61.5kg
2 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Nicholas Hall 2 60kg
3 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing Craig Newitt 4 60kg
4 GREAT ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden 8 59.5kg
5 METAPHORICAL Peter G Moody Luke Currie 18 59.5kg
6 NEVIS (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Michelle Payne 11 59kg
7 FALAGO Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 58.5kg
8 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 7 58kg
9 DOUMARAN (FR) Robert Hickmott Steven King 10 57kg
10 ABBASSO Chris Waller Ben Melham 1 56kg
11 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 12 56kg
12 HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9 56kg
13 SIEGESTOR Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil (a) 21 55kg
14 PIN YOUR HOPES (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 19 54.5kg
15 SPREADEAGLED (NZ) Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 6 54.5kg
16 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Glen Boss 22 54kg
17 TUFF HOST Brett Scott Daniel Stackhouse 13 54kg
18 RICH RIVER Darren Weir 16 54kg
19e TRANSFER ALLOWANCE Peter Roche Chris Symons 17 54kg
20e AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Patrick Moloney (a) 3 54kg
21e DODGING BULLETS Symon Wilde 15 54kg
22e TENACITUS (USA) Darren Weir 20 54kg


As the winner of the Villiers Stakes, Happy Clapper is guaranteed a start in the Doncaster Mile.

To get him there while protecting his 50.5kg handicap, trainer Pat Webster will run him in two weight-for-age races starting with Saturday’s Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick.

While the five-year-old has never raced at weight-for-age before, Webster is also keen to try him with a view to the future.

And although there were just eight nominations taken on Monday for the Group One sprint, the trainer acknowledges the quality is high.

“It will be a very tough race,” Webster said.

“But I’m happy with him and I was happy with his trial.

“The plan is to run on Saturday and then go to the George Ryder where he’ll probably have to take on Winx but I want to see how he goes at weight-for-age.

“I think he will cope. And then after he’s carried 59 kilos in both those races he drops to 50-1/2 in the Doncaster.

“Light weights are what win handicaps at Randwick.”

The eight Canterbury Stakes entries are headed by Group One winners Criterion, Kermadec and First Seal.

But they will have to catch short-course specialist Our Boy Malachi.

The winner of 18 of his 22 starts, Our Boy Malachi has run in two Group One races since joining Hawkes Racing from north Queensland.

He ran third in last year’s BTC Sprint then suffered a bleeding attack during the Doomben 10,000.

That was not the end of his troubles with the gelding then brought down by colic.

He showed no signs of any problems when he returned to lead all the way in the Group Two Expressway Stakes, beating Solicit by three lengths.

Solicit franked the form with her second to Winx in the Apollo Stakes before her win in Saturday’s Group Two Guy Walter Stakes.

Our Boy Malachi was given an easy time when fourth in a barrier trial at Rosehill on Monday morning to tune him up for his Group One assignment.

He is the $2.80 equal favourite with First Seal in the TAB’s opening markets.

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